DEEP: News Releases - 2015
News Releases - 2015
June
6/30/2015Fourth-of-July Beachgoers Asked to “Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away” of Bird Nesting Areas
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is asking the public to help protect birds that nest in coastal areas, especially during the very busy summer beach season.
6/30/2015DEEP and CT Automotive Retailers Tout Success of Consumer Rebates for Electric Vehicles
  A new state program offering consumers cash rebates of up to $3,000 for purchasing or leasing eligible electric vehicles (EVs) is successfully creating interest and spurring sales.
6/25/2015Osborne Homestead Museum Celebrates Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is hosting a free tour of the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby, on Sunday, June 28 to celebrate the Twelfth Annual Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day.
6/23/2015Gypsy Moth 2015 Outbreak
  The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) announced today that there has been widespread gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, activity and some tree defoliation this summer across areas of Connecticut.
6/23/2015State Park Advocates Cut Ribbon for Newly Renovated Sherwood Island Pavilion In Westport
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Department of Construction Services (DCS) today joined with local officials and state park advocates at Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the renovation and modernization of the well-known pavilion at the historic park.
6/23/2015Whose Woods Are These?
  A recent study by Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies takes an in-depth look into the “who and why” of Connecticut private land ownership.
6/17/2015DEEP Desginates Father's Day, Sunday, June 21 As A “Free Fishing License Day”
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 21, as the first of two “Free Fishing License” days scheduled for 2015. A second “Free Fishing License Day” is scheduled for Saturday, August 15.
6/11/2015DEEP & MDC Relocate Fish, Enhance Community Fishing Waters
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) captured 262 sportfish from MDC’s West Hartford Reservoir #1 and stocked 106 of the captured fish into Mirror Lake in Meriden and 156 fish into Stanley Quarter Park Pond in New Britain.
6/5/2015Beach at Squantz Pond Closed for Swimming Due to Presence Of Blue-Green Algae
  DEEP announced today that the beach at Squantz Pond State Park has been closed to swimmers because of the presence of blue-green algae which can emit toxins that can be harmful to people and dogs.
6/5/2015Governor’s Greenways Council Presents 16th Annual Greenways Awards
  The Governor’s Greenways Council today commended seven individuals and a non-profit organization that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of Greenways – linear open space in Connecticut – and designated a new greenway at a ceremony this morning along the Naugatuck River Greenway at the University of Connecticut, Torrington Branch.
6/4/2015DEEP Offers Advice for Snake Encounters
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents that snakes are becoming more active at the same time people are venturing outdoors to enjoy the nice weather, do yard work, or participate in various outdoor activities like hiking.
6/4/2015Children’s Tea Crafting Workshop
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites children, ages 8 and up, to enjoy an afternoon of tea crafting at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby on Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
6/2/2015Turtles and Roads Are a Deadly Combination
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents to be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads.
6/1/2015CT Forest Products and Recreation Contribute $3.3 Billion Annually to the State’s Economy
  A recent study shows that Connecticut’s forests are making a major contribution to the state’s economy – in addition to providing scenic beauty, habitat for wildlife, protection of resources, and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities for residents and visitors alike.